|No, the original purpose of TransForum has not been abandoned, but it is way past time to face up to the length of the delay in progressing a genuinely updated version, a situation for which Perl 6 may be a reason but is no longer a reasonable excuse.|
So, we should stop officially ignoring the obvious fact that this particular original public TransForum has effectively become my personal blog in the interim, albeit an until now deliberately low traffic one which complements my Memes page.
It's also time to let that change do whatever degree others might want it to, so I have finally removed the robots exclusion that I had long forgotten had been left here by default, opening up the possibility of search engines bringing increasing traffic. At worst that will be an interesting experiment.
And I've changed the default new post timing marker from 24 hours to 7 days while extending the choices to 90 days and making that choice available at the top of the index as well as its traditional position off screen at the bottom.